India successfully test fires anti-tank missile

NAG (Cobra) ATG @The Hindu

NEW DELHI, Dec 26 - India successfully tested the third generation of the hit-to-kill anti-tank missile "Nag (Cobra)" at the Air Force ranges near Pokhran in the northeastern state of Rajasthan on Friday.

"The trial was 100 percent success," Nag's Progra Director and Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) Director P. Venugopalan said in remarks broadcast by the official national radio station.

The test was conducted as part of the final user trials, that the army conduct in different conditions. The main objective of the Nag missile has been hit-to-kill the stationary target with 100 percent accuracy, he added.

He also said that the Nag missile, which was tested near Pokhran in Rajasthan, India's largest state, carried a live warhead and destryed the stationary target after being unleashed from its carrier, Namica (Nag Missile Carrier), covering a range of 3.3 kilometers.

He added, "The successful test marked the first in a series of winter trials being conducted by the army till this month-end." The missile is expected to be inducted into the Army shortly after the summer trials.


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